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Gentlemen, thank you. My bias is: I'd rather pay $650-700 for a perfect pair than $399 for a pair with a visible issue on the vamp.

I'd happily keep them if all I had to do was keep a little polish on the vamp. But if it lightens "disproportionately faster" than the blotch, then I would probably return them (and the seller does accept returns).

Is it only going to get worse?

Is this a keep or return situation?

Your first paragraph is spot on.

That spot will not go away.

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post #61652 of 86752
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Thanks for the tip Sir. I didn't know they could re-dye for this type of problem (and at this point I haven't found what causes these blotches).
I wonder if I could have them re-dye in cigar? Or color 4???stirpot.gif
Did you go directly to Alden or did you work through J Crew to start the process?

As a general rule, they will require you to work thru your retailer, which means, unfortunately, you are out of luck.
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10D ??

Yes, we have 10D. :D

 

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Morning Gents

Cigar LWB

Lookin' real dark indoors.


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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Morning Gents

Cigar LWB

Lookin' real dark indoors.


Wow, they do look dark indoors. Still awesome though!

post #61656 of 86752
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

Gentlemen, several of you have mentioned the eBay seller who has been been listing a sizable stock of brand new Aldens. I just received a pair from that seller: a Leather Soul Leydon last color 8 NST Saddle Blucher. Quite certain it's this one: http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/03/02/alden-shoes-nstsaddle-blucher-lsw/

They are definitely "real" Alden shell cordovan shoes, definitely new and, frankly, show no sign of ever having been tried on.

They didn't come with the green Alden box but the seller packs the shoes with great care (see photo below). The box contained packing material and the shoes were stuffed with paper and tucked inside Alden dust bags - and then sealed inside a thick plastic bag.

However ... look at the spot on the vamp in the last photo. My guess is that this shoe was a reject or second of some sort. Given the price I may keep them, but only if I can figure out a way to minimize or eliminate that spot (which is visible in certain light, not in others).



NST Saddle bluchers: Add'l pics (Click to show)





If the #8 LS NST Saddle is a must own shoe for you & you didn't pay full retail, no brainier keep them. If the make-up isn't a must own & the spot will bother you, no brainier sell them. My personal approach to spots on shell #8 is that they add character as the shoe or boot ages, but that's just me.
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If the #8 LS NST Saddle is a must own shoe for you & you didn't pay full retail, no brainier keep them. If the make-up isn't a must own & the spot will bother you, no brainier sell them. My personal approach to spots on shell #8 is that they add character as the shoe or boot ages, but that's just me.

That's all well and fine for you to say, CTYGGG, because every shoe/boot I've seen of yours is in absolute pristine condition! You and Uncle.....
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Morning Gents

Cigar LWB
Very nice looking cigar blue. Enjoy your Saturday.
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Since I've kind of given up on ravello or cigar, I was wondering if anyone knew of a LWB in color 8 with light or antique edging? I've checked the retailers that I'm familiar with but no luck.

As always, any help is appreciated.
post #61660 of 86752
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Morning Gents

Cigar LWB

Lookin' real dark indoors.



Agreed. When I saw the first pic, I thought they were black at first glance. Outdoors really showcases the beautiful color on these. These are really sweet.
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Very nice looking cigar blue. Enjoy your Saturday.

Thanks DV, I'll do my best and same to you my friend.

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Agreed. When I saw the first pic, I thought they were black at first glance. Outdoors really showcases the beautiful color on these. These are really sweet.

Outdoors they look like a different shoe. Thanks for the kind words.
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I am pretty new to this forum.  I recently bought this pair of shoe from Paul Stuart and wonder if it is made by Alden.  Is it Cordovan burgundy color.  Can anyone help me out?  The strange thing is the quality and finishes look a lot nicer than Alden tassel loafer.  What brand would it possibly be?  

 

Thanks!:confused:

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Originally Posted by LeCorb View Post

I am pretty new to this forum.  I recently bought this pair of shoe from Paul Stuart and wonder if it is made by Alden.  Is it Cordovan burgundy color.  Can anyone help me out?  The strange thing is the quality and finishes look a lot nicer than Alden tassel loafer.  What brand would it possibly be?

Those are made by Grenson or Carmina. Grenson at one time made most of their shoes, but Carmina makes some now.

EDIT: After seeing the pics on a larger screen, those are Carmina. Looks like their 734 model.
Edited by zbix - 9/28/13 at 8:44am
post #61665 of 86752
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Since I've kind of given up on ravello or cigar, I was wondering if anyone knew of a LWB in color 8 with light or antique edging? I've checked the retailers that I'm familiar with but no luck.

As always, any help is appreciated.

 

Try Leffot 

http://leffot.com/category/footwear/alden-brands/page/2/

 

 

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